LOOK: Gators logo looks sharp on turf inside Florida’s new indoor practice facility

By Adam Silverstein
August 13, 2015

The Florida Gators are about nine days away from opening their indoor practice facility (if an estimate released by the school on the video is accurate). As such, the crew building the facility recently laid down the turf inside, complete with yardage lines and logos.

Chip Howard, the Gators’ executive associate athletic director, tweeted a picture of the nearly-completed field Thursday. Suffice to say, it looks quite good. (You can also notice the orange-and-blue SEC logos in the same spots they are on Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.)

A short while later, Florida’s football Twitter account published a couple more photos.

OnlyGators.com learned last week that Florida is using FieldTurf’s HD Classic turf for the indoor practice facility. It is the same turf the Gators had on their outdoor synthetic field.

The white, orange and blue colors on the field are actual turf colors and not paint on top of green turf, which is why they are so vibrant and attractive.

FieldTurf HD Classic is also used at Camp Randall Stadium (Wisconsin).


  1. Sjkoepp says:

    That looks pretty darn good. Happy to see we’re getting on the same level as everyone else facilities wise. More importantly, I bet the players are gonna love that A/C 🙂

  2. 1974Gator says:

    Adam I would like an SEC, school by school run down of football and athletic facilities from a recruiting perspective. In the past we said we were competitive but it turned out that our student athlete facilities were subpar and we didn’t have an indoor football practice facility. Now we have up graded our student athlete dorms, weight room, common areas and added a quality indoor practice field. I’d like to think we have the advantage over the rest of the SEC team when recruiting and talking about facilities. Can you do this for us?